Evolution and Adaptation of Frogs


Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 9:00am to 12:00pm



Rows of 3D printed frogs.

Intended for middle school educators but the lesson is also suitable for upper elementary.

Participants will examine 3D models of frog specimens from the Museum of Comparative Zoology collections in order to observe and understand adaptations that reflect the environment in which they evolved, and propose how the process of evolution through natural selection resulted in each species’ morphology.

Session is free but a refundable deposit of $50 is required. Deposits will be refunded after completion of the program.

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Stipends and free programs:

Each participant will receive a $50 stipend upon completing the PD program. They will also be eligible for free virtual programs (through June 2021) for their students, that are related to the PD they have completed. These programs will be taught by HMNH educators.


In order to earn PDPs, participants must complete at least ten hours of training. This can include any combination of PD sessions and classroom teaching. One PD session and associated pre- and post-work = 5 PDPs. One PD session + teaching the lesson to your class (including our virtual lesson for your classroom) = 10 PDPs.

This program is made possible in part through a generous grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (MA-10-18-0311)